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PETZL GriGri 2 Belay Device

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  • PETZL GriGri 2 Belay Device

    Smaller, lighter, and designed to work with the thinner ropes that many climbers are using today, the Petzl GriGri 2 also features a new design that allows for smoother lowering.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Compatible with single ropes between 8.9 and 11 mm
      Can be used with almost any single dynamic rope—whether you’re working a route with a thicker rope or trying to send your hard test piece using a skinny cord, the GriGri 2 will perform optimally
    • Progressive descent control system
      Specially designed to offer smooth, even lowering action—there’s a larger “sweet spot” when lowering a climber or rappelling
    • 20% lighter and 25% more compact
      Weighing in at only 185 grams and more compact than the older version

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PETZL GriGri 2 Belay Device
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sport climbing (3)
    • Top roping (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

    Reviewed by 15 customers

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Useful for certain situations

    By lookaught

    from Vermont, USA

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Hands Free Hangtime
    • Shiny

    Cons

    • Annoying Rope Attachment
    • Atc Is Easier To Use
    • Must Take Off To Run Rope

    Best Uses

    • Belaying Sport
    • Frequent Falls
    • Longfrequent Takes

    Comments about PETZL GriGri 2 Belay Device:

    Way nicer design than the original, pretty light, nice color. I really only use this for long belays, when the leader likes to take long and/or frequent rests, when the leader is likely to fall, and belaying followers. Also nice for self belays. Annoyingly you basically must remove the grigri from your biner to run the rope through, so it's not as fast as running rope through an ATC.

    Overall, it has its uses. I still use my ATC for most belaying, and never use the grigri at the gym. So now I just carry around both the ATC and the grigri, because extra weight makes you stronger! I bought it on sale as an impulse purchase... probably would not buy it at full price. An ATC is $20....

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Good devices but heavy and recalls...

    By Scoobiedoo6559

    from Albany, NY

    Pros

    • Good for beginners
    • Will check a fall

    Cons

    • Can connect incorrectly
    • Cost
    • Heavy
    • Recalls on every version

    Best Uses

    • Indoor
    • Sport

    Comments about PETZL GriGri 2 Belay Device:

    The GriGri 2 is a great device - and I have used it extensively before selling mine. A few things that I did not like about them is:*Cost - very pricey*Weight - still heavy tho the new version is lighter than the GriGri 1*Recalls by Petzl - both the GriGri 1 & GriGri 2 models have had recalls. One can't help but worry when Petzl will 'get it right' and if existing models that were not recalled will also be found unsafe / defective still.I sold mine in lieu of a simple, lighter and less costly ATC tube device which hasn't experienced recalls, costs [$] and is nearly weightless.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    GriGri 2 is amazing.

    By New Hampshire Jay

    from Holderness, NH

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Light

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Sport Climbing
    • Top roping
    • Trad climbing

    Comments about PETZL GriGri 2 Belay Device:

    The original GriGri I had was made in 1993 and continues to work perfectly. I made the switch to the GriGri 2 based mainly on the lighter weight, and the ability to handle thinner ropes.

    The improvements are truly amazing. The GriGri 2 is so light that I now bring it trad climbing. The other real bonus is the lowering, it is much more predictable and smooth than the original Gri Gri.

    Great Job Petzl.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great device but...

    By Scoobiedoo

    from Schenectady, NY

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Dependable
    • Great for beginners
    • Secure

    Cons

    • Cost
    • Heavy
    • Must Rig Correctly
    • Speed Of Rope Feed

    Best Uses

    • Indoor
    • Sport
    • Trad

    Comments about PETZL GriGri 2 Belay Device:

    The GriGri2 is a great velay device. Highly recommended for beginners who may be lax about always keeping the braking hand always on the rope at all times.
    What I don't like about it is the price, it's heavy to carry, and it's harder to feed the rope in or out of the device as quickly as one could a ATC-type device. Also, one has to be very careful to thread the rope thru the device properly for it to work correctly. I find the ATC is be more cost effective, feed easier, be lighter to carry, and less costly to replace if ever lost or left at the crag.
    However - that's ME - a very Oold School Trad climber that prefers the KISS principle.

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    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome!

    By TD

    from Philadelphia, PA

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Light
    • Locking
    • Small

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sport Climbing
      • Top roping

      Comments about PETZL GriGri 2 Belay Device:

      The Gri-Gri works great, locks off while someones hanging around, really cushions a big fall. Gives my girlfriend more confidence catching a fall and its so simple to use.

       
      5.0

      Safer then ATC

      By wdhish

      from Murfreesboro, TN

      Pros

      • Autobraking
      • Easy setup
      • Light
      • Nearly Idiot Proof
      • Uses Small Rope
      • Very light

      Cons

      • Doesn't Come in Black

      Best Uses

      • Caving
      • Multi-Pitch
      • Repelling
      • Sport Route
      • Trad Route

      Comments about PETZL GriGri 2 Belay Device:

      If you climb enough you know the risk of your belayer spacing out at the worst moment. If you are lucky they wake-up before you hit the ground if not maybe you aren't reading this anyway. This thing and the Grigri 1 have been with me on every expedition because I feel much safer not having to worry if the device will auto lock on a fall. This thing has performed well even on frozen and wet rope, although I always use the largest compatible rope in those situations. I love this device and have not run out of possible using.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Gri Gri Great!

      By Power Mom

      from Ithaca NY

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about PETZL GriGri 2 Belay Device:

            A gift for my agile husband, this belay device increased his enjoyment of climbing because of its assisted braking capability and really nice orange color.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Excellent customer service

            By Marilyn

            from Anacortes, WA

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              Cons

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                  Comments about PETZL GriGri 2 Belay Device:

                  n/a

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  Standard GriGri, Excellent Price

                  By Hildo Baggins

                  from New York, NY

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Standard Gear
                  • Useful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Beginners
                    • Dafety
                    • Safety
                    • Sport Climbing

                    Comments about PETZL GriGri 2 Belay Device:

                    I bought this to train my GF how to bely and to have my own when doing outdoor climbing (though I was trained on the ATC, the GriGri offers that additional safety). I consider it a standard in your climbing tool box. Also it has been very useful when ice climbing, if that's your sort of thing. Very easy to use with gloves on and gives you that additional safety measure. I still prefer to lead climb with the ATC, but we'll see if that changes after I experiment more with this device in that setting.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    A solid belay device!

                    By Mass. Climber

                    from Fall River, Massachusetts

                    Pros

                    • Light Weight
                    • Smooth action

                    Cons

                    • none

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoor Gym Climbing
                    • Top roping

                    Comments about PETZL GriGri 2 Belay Device:

                    This GriGri is well made, light and easy to use. Great for beginners and pros alike.

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